February 2015

New 2015 Ford Edge is the most powerful Edge ever

(February 7, 2015) DEARBORN, Mich. — The all-new 2015 Ford Edge Sport has been officially SAE-certified as the most powerful Edge ever, with the highest horsepower and torque ratings yet. Powered by Ford’s newest EcoBoost engine — a 2.7-liter V6 — the 2015 Edge Sport builds on its reputation as the modern utility vehicle for people who want to have fun behind the wheel and look good doing it. 

Fiat and Microsoft deliver industry-first multiscreen campaign for Fiat 500X

(February 6, 2015) Fiat, Microsoft Advertising and media agency Maxus have launched an industry-first digital advertising campaign to support the launch of the new Fiat 500X crossover vehicle. The campaign features the Fiat 500X and Dynamo, the world-renowned magician and the star of the hit TV show Magician: Impossible, which currently airs in more than 180 countries on Discovery Networks reaching in excess of 210 million people globally.

Infiniti gears up for unveiling of QX30 compact crossover concept

(February 6, 2015) hong kong — Infiniti will take the covers off the QX30 Concept at the Geneva International Motor Show next month. The QX30 Concept is the Infiniti design vision that will inspire a new premium compact crossover targeted at a new generation of premium customers.

Set to be revealed at Infiniti's press conference on March 3 in Geneva, the QX30 Concept aims to reignite the premium compact segment with a distinctive approach to design that looks beyond the practicality and conformity expected of the segment.

Mitsubishi ups horsepower by 20 in 2015 Outlander Sport

(February 6, 2015) CYPRESS, Calif. — Mitsubishi has introduced a more powerful version of the 2015 Outlander Sport 5-passenger crossover that includes a larger displacement 2.4-liter MIVEC 4-cylinder engine producing 168 horsepower — a 20 horsepower increase over the current 2.0-liter engine.

With a starting price of $21,295, the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.4 ES features  a black center bumper to visually differentiate this model from the standard ES trim level.

Toyota to show special editions of Camry, Corolla in Chicago

(February 6, 2015) CHICAGO — The Toyota’s Camry mid-size sedan and the Corolla compact sedan will debut special edition models at next week’s Chicago Auto Show. The debuts will be part of a press conference that will also feature a refreshed Avalon sedan.
When redesigning the Camry for 2015, Toyota went bumper to bumper and floor to roof, changing or re-engineering nearly 2,000 parts.

Chrysler Canada starts the new year strong

(February 6, 2015) WINDSOR, Ontario — Chrysler Canada has announced its 62nd consecutive month of year-over-year sales growth, representing the longest sales streak in the company’s history. January sales were 18,054 compared with 17,698 in January 2014, which represents a 2 per cent increase.  

Ford invests $2.6 billion in Valencia, Spain, manufacturing facility

(February 6, 2015) VALENCIA, Spain — Ford today announced that it is completing the final part of a $2.6 billion investment in its Valencia, Spain, manufacturing operations, transforming it into one of the world’s most advanced, flexible and productive auto plants.

The strange story of the twin rear-axle Oldsmobile limousine

(February 5, 2015) American Quality Coach was formed around 1968 by Wlado J. Cotner and Robert Bevington to manufacture coaches based on the Oldsmobile Toronado, built by General Motors starting in 1966, according to an account by Mark Theobald and Bernie DeWinter at Coachbuilt.com.

Cotner and Bevington planned a complete line of coaches including hearses, ambulances, combination cars and limousines. But their first product was an airport limousine, the AQC Jetway 707.

Ford maintains clear market lead in UK in January

(February 5, 2015) BRENTWOOD, Essex — Ford was the clear leader in total vehicle, car and commercial vehicle (CV) sales in January as it began its 39th consecutive year of UK car sales leadership. And Ford is on track to complete 50 consecutive years of UK commercial vehicle sales leadership.

According to the official sales figures issued today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT):

    Ford leads UK overall, car and CV sales in January.

Porsche announces Cayman GT4; to go on sale in U.S. in July

(February 5, 2015) ATLANTA — Porsche's GT family has announced the addition of a new member: the Cayman GT4. This is the first Porsche GT sports car based on the Cayman and features components of the 911 GT3. The newest Porsche will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in early March.

Clocking a lap time of 7 minutes and 40 seconds on the North Loop of the Nurburgring, the Cayman GT4 earned the same lap time as the 2011 911 GT3 and positions itself as the new benchmark atop its market segment.